(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. cruelly, vengefully, spitefully; see brutally , wrongly 1 , 2 .

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  • vindictively — vindictive ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge. DERIVATIVES vindictively adverb vindictiveness noun. ORIGIN from Latin vindicta vengeance …   English terms dictionary

  • vindictively — adverb in a vindictive, revengeful manner he plotted vindictively against his former superiors • Syn: ↑revengefully, ↑vengefully • Derived from adjective: ↑vindictive, ↑vengeful (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vindictively — Vindictive Vin*dic tive, a. [For vindicative, confused with L. vindicta revenge, punishment, fr. vindicare to vindicate. Cf. {Vindicative}.] 1. Disposed to revenge; prompted or characterized by revenge; revengeful. [1913 Webster] I am vindictive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vindictively — adverb see vindictive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vindictively — See vindictive. * * * …   Universalium

  • vindictively — adverb in a vindictive manner …   Wiktionary

  • vindictively — n. in a vindictive manner; spitefully; while seeking revenge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vindictively — vin·dic·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • vindictively — See: vindictive …   English dictionary

  • vindictive — vindictively, adv. vindictiveness, n. /vin dik tiv/, adj. 1. disposed or inclined to revenge; vengeful: a vindictive person. 2. proceeding from or showing a revengeful spirit: vindictive rumors. [1610 20; < L vindict(a) vengeance + IVE] Syn. 1.… …   Universalium

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